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Blackout! Power cuts hit the east of borough

Update

Statement from Essex Fire Service

Firefighters were called to reports of a power line on fire. On arrival, crews found a large cable from a sub station was sparking.

Firefighters made the area safe while awaiting the attendance of the Electricity Board.

Crews left the incident in the care of the Electricity Board at 22:12hrs.

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THERE are reports of power cuts across the east of the borough.

Residents in the Stanford-le-Hope and East Tilbury have reported outages.

Some believe that an outage or arching in a power station in East Tilbury may be partly responsible.

More to follow.

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